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Jordan Clarkson’s career night gets crazier with insane record

Jordan Clarkson, Jazz

Utah Jazz reserve Jordan Clarkson woke up on the right side of the bed on Monday and exploded for a huge night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Clarkson once again came off the bench and dropped a season-high of 40 points, including tying his career-high of eight three-pointers to help the Jazz extend their winning streak to eight games.

Clarkson’s monster evening just gets impressive with a deep dive into the numbers. According to StatMuse, the 28-year-old sniper became the first Jazz player in the last three decades to score at least 40 points off the bench. In addition, he put his name in the NBA history books as the first player to score at least 40 points off the bench in less than 30 minutes since Sleepy Floyd in 1991.

Ever since Clarkson was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, he’s been a huge spark for the red-hot Jazz squad. He’s found ways to flourish coming off the bench for coach Quin Snyder. leading the reserve unit with scoring outbursts such as his binge on Monday.

Prior to their game against the Sixers, Clarkson has averaged career-highs of 17.4 points, 3.0 three-pointers, and 4.3 rebounds. All of those in just 25.8 minutes per outing. His consistency has cemented his spot as an early favorite to bring home this season’s Sixth Man of the Year plum.

Jordan Clarkson thriving off the bench has been nothing but beneficial to the Jazz who are playing at an elite level. They’ve now won 19 of their last 20 games and currently have the best record in the NBA at 23-5.